|coin purse- ruffled side|
You won't need much... just...
a) A nice sturdy fabric
b) A complementary lining fabric
c) A sewing machine/hand sewing/glue gun
Ready for the steps? Here we go! Let's start with the clutch and then we'll do the ruffled coin purse. PS- if you love the coin purse, you can add ruffles to the clutch as well.
|tracing out the lining to cut|
|Flipped and ready for step 5|
(4) Flip the fabric. I always start in the opposite corner of the open corner and pull through that way. Sew both sets of lining + main fabric and then flip each right side out before continuing to step 5. Remember that after you flip your fabric right side out, you'll have to stitch/glue the open corner up.
(5) Sew together. Now you're going to take your two pieces and sew them together, completing (mostly) the clutch. You want to put the outside fabric pieces together and pin, as shown in pictures 4 &5. Remember to sew only the 2 long sides and one short side together. The last side remains open... otherwise you can't use the clutch!
|Completed, with the book|
(6) Flip right side out. Here, you're basically done. You just need to decide how you want to close your clutch. You can a) add Velcro to the inside, b) add a button or c) add a zipper. I don't recommend the zipper... too much work ;). What I did was put a "false" button on the outside for looks and then an actual button on the inside. Technically you don't need anything. You can just throw your stuff in the clutch, fold the top down and go.
|view of the functioning button, securing the clutch shut|
Easy, right? And if that was easy, just wait til you see how easy the coin purse is! I don't know that it's technically a coin purse, maybe mini-wallet is a better name... but I couldn't think of what to call it. It's tiny, it's cute and it matches the clutch. For the record, I did two different sides on this project because I couldn't decide which I liked better. The ruffled side and buttoned side were equally cute. You can choose for yourself, or use a different embellishment all together! For this, you'll need basically the same things.
a) Sturdy fabric
b) Matching lining fabric
c) Sewing machine/thread & needle/hot glue gun
e) Closure method (snaps, buttons, Velcro, zipper...)
(2) Cut it out. Cut out ONE piece each of main fabric and lining fabric.
(3) Pin it. Pin the two pieces together, leaving an opening.
(5) Flip it. Flip the fabric right side out.
(8) Secure it. Add a closure piece to the inside (Velcro, zipper, button, snaps).
|Fabric, ready to be gathered|
This blog has taken me MUCH longer to write than the entire process of creating both clutch + coin purse combined. It's really that easy! I hope you have fun with it and you're ready for an entire week of ruffled goodness. I'm SUPER excited about tomorrow's post, it solved a decor dilemma we've had since we moved in here 1.5 years ago! I wish you a wonderfully warm Monday, and as always, thanks for reading! Pin It